I don't have anything against the midwest but I'd never want to live there. I grew up on the east coast and I think I will always want to live near an ocean and good pizza. However, one thing I'd love to see here more is the Chicago-style hot dog.
I mean, there isn't a whole lot to the dog itself; it's all about the toppings and the poppyseed bun. So, while I was making pigs in a blanket for the Super Bowl, I thought I'd serve them Chicago-style.
24 mini franks
package crescent dough
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
+ diced tomato
+ diced onion
+ cornichons, but into mini spears
+ hot peppers
Everyone knows how to make pigs in a blanket, right? Just grab some crescent rolls, cut the dough into smaller pieces, and roll it around a baby hot dog.